Travelling inland up the Fal Estuary to the head of the Truro River, the city of Truro is a port of both historical and present day significance.The little city is a pleasant mix of historical buildings and modern architecture and is where you will find the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Hall for Cornwall theatre, and of course, Truro Cathedral, the first Anglican cathedral to be built on a new site since Salisbury Cathedral in 1220, with the foundation stone being laid in 1880.
The city of Truro was founded on wealth brought by the early tin trade in the 13th century, and by the 18th century Truro was the social centre of Cornwall. Fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture can be seen throughout the city.
The city is acknowledged as the shopping capital of Cornwall with major national retailers and small specialist shops to be found along Georgian streets and bustling passages.
Truro’s cobbled streets buzz with buskers and performers, providing a colourful backdrop for visitors and shoppers. The city offers a wealth of entertainment catering for every taste from Hall for Cornwall to Truro Cathedral with its concerts and recitals, a multi-screen cinema, live music venues, nightclubs and a wide range of restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés. A visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum and Gallery will reveal the county’s social and cultural past. The city also hosts a number of art galleries, some with national recognition.
Lemon Quay, the new events area, has a varied programme of activities throughout the year – from live music and fetes to local farmers’ markets and Made in Cornwall craft & produce fairs, showcasing the very best that Cornwall has to offer.
Visit Truro in spring or summer to enjoy the striking floral displays, or in winter for the famous City of Lights Parade and the Winter Festival.For more information visit Truro Tourist information